Seven Kings School is a successful comprehensive school in the London Borough of Redbridge, with a strong local and national reputation. We are a mixed, multi-ethnic comprehensive school providing high quality education to local children, regardless of their ability. The school is always oversubscribed and enjoys strong support from parents and governors.
Examination results are consistently high. We are a teaching school and a National Support school committed to educational innovation.
The inclusion of students with SEND is embedded in the ethos of the school. We are proud of our record of inclusion. The Pupil Support department vision of ‘unlocking potential and providing pathways to success’ embodies our approach to support.
How does Seven Kings School know that my child needs additional help?
Students who need additional help are identified using information from a variety of sources:
- Information from primary schools through the transition process.
- Information and observations from subject teachers.
- Parental concern.
- Evidence from external professionals.
- Data, both formative and summative.
How will the school support my child when they first join Seven Kings School?
- For those children joining Reception there will be meetings with nursery providoers and parents as approprate to discuss the child's needs.
- Where possible a member of the SEN department attends review meeting/s in year 6 for students with SEND.
- The department hosts visits from year 6 students and their parents/ carers and primary school staff.
- Prior to entry to SKHS, the department holds a coffee morning to enable parents of prospective year 7 students to meet with parents of existing students.
- All students joining Reception and Year 7 are invited to an Induction Day in the Summer Term prior to them joining us in September.
- Information regarding the needs of new students is issued to teaching staff and to Learning Support Assistants.
What additional help might my child get?
Once students have been identified as having SEND, their individual needs are addressed through one or more of the structures organised by the school. In Early Years and Key Stage Three, the provision includes in-class support and specific interventions tailored to meet specific needs. In Key Stage Four, students may be offered Tutorial Support and some follow Entry Level courses in English and Maths in addition to the ASDAN Award.
How will my child’s teachers know about their needs?
Information regarding a student’s SEN is available to all teachers on the school’s assessment system. LSAs are also given copies of targets and information regarding how the student needs to be supported.
How will I be informed about the support and the progress that my child is making?
Parents are informed about the progress their child is making via termly school reports. Parents are invited to all SEND review meetings. In addition parents can contact their child’s class teacher (Primary), Year Leader, Form Teacher or SEN Key Worker (Secondary).
How will my child be included in talking about their progress and the support that they need?
All students attend all or part of their SEND review meetings. They are encouraged to take an active role in the meeting and to talk about and reflect on their own learning needs. They are able to express their view about what helps them best.
How will my child be included in activities outside the classroom including school trips?
All students with SEND are encouraged to take part in all school activities including school trips. Where necessary LSAs accompany students on school trips to provide the support that is required.
What other support is available to support my child’s emotional and social development?
The school has a strong pastoral system and we are proactive in providing support for students who are vulnerable or who have difficulties managing their own behaviour. Where necessary the school makes referrals to the appropriate outside agencies for advice or to secure additional support for students.
What specialist support services can be accessed by the school if necessary?
Where necessary the school will seek advice and support from outside agencies. This includes making referrals to the Early Years Adsvisory Service, Educational Psychology Service, Hatton Outreach Support Service, Little Heath Outreach Service and New Rush Hall Outreach Service.
How does the school support my child when they move onto another school or to post 16 provision?
The school provides advice and guidance to students regarding post 16 placements. If they have a statement or Education, Health and Care Plan then they will also receive support from the Careers Service. Where possible the career advisor attends reviews in years 9, 10 and 11. Visits are made to local colleges and students are helped make applications to college where college is the appropriate next step for them.
What training is provided for teachers and support staff in the area of SEND?
The school provides regular INSET for staff in order to ensure that Quality First Teaching is provided for all students including those with SEND. Some INSET time is given to providing specific training on different areas of SEND. All LSAs complete an induction course which provides all round training on SEND and their role.
Who can I contact for further information?
SENCO: Dr. Luke Roberts (Primary) and Mrs Sue Borkowski (Secondary)
Key Workers: Mrs Caroline Coleman, Mr Martin Owers, Ms Liz Withnall, Mrs Liz Wyatt.
In addition you may contact your child’s class teacher (Primary) Year Leader or Form Tutor (Secondary).
You can download a copy of our latest SEND Report below